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Options December 20, 2016: Dum-Dum Twist

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments
Les Satellites  Dum-Dum Twist   Options   Bel-Aire  1961  45   
Architek Percussion, Eliot Britton  Metatron 1 (1920)   Options Metatron  Ambiances Magnétiques  2016  CD   
The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band  We Are Normal   Options The Doughnut in Granny’s Greenhouse  Imperial  1968  LP   
The Outsiders  Time Won't Let Me   Options Time Won't Let Me  Capitol  1966  MP3   
Fleetwood Mac  Oh Well   Options Then Play On  Reprise  1969  LP   
Fleetwood Mac  Sentimental Lady   Options Bare Trees  Reprise  1972  LP   
Neil Sedaka  Bad Blood   Options The Definitive Collection  Razor & Tie  2007  MP3  Originally released in 1975 
Neil Diamond  Beautiful Noise   Options Beautiful Noise  Columbia  1976  MP3   
Object Collection  Fuck You, Man   Options No Song  khalija  2014  MP3   
Yarn/Wire  Distance Absence   Options Currents Vol. 4  Yarn/Wire  2016  MP3  Composed by Anthony Vine 
The Moody Blues  The Afternoon: Forever Afternoon (Tuesday?)   Options Days of Future Passed  Deram  1967  LP  plus the Tobacconists' "Everything Has to End" 
Madonna  Act of Contrition   Options Like A Prayer  Sire  1989  CD   
3rdEyeGirl  FixUrLifeUp   Options Plectrumelectrum         
The BusBoys  D-Day   Options Minimum Wage Rock'n'Roll  Arista  1980  MP3   
 
Sylvester Palmer  Do It Sloppy   Options St. Louis Barrelhouse Piano 1929-1934  Document Records  1992  CD   
Pete Johnson  All Out (Boogie in Multiples)   Options The St. Louis Parties of July 30 and August 1, 1954  Document  1999  CD   
Sun Ra  St. Louis Blues   Options St. Louis Blues Solo Piano  Improvising Artists Inc.  1992  CD  Recorded July 3, 1977, first released in 1978 
Sarah Serpa / Ran Blake  Moonride   Options Kitano Noir  Sunnyside  2015  MP3   
Shirley Collins  Space Girl   Options Rocket Along (New Ballads on Old Lines)  His Master's Voice  1960  MP3   
Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers  Here Come The Martian Martians   Options Roadrunner, Roadrunner: The Beserkley Collection  Sanctuary  2004  CD  Originally released in 1976 
Hüsker Dü  Books About UFOs   Options New Day Rising  SST  1985  MP3   
UFO or Die  Ghetto DNA (Motorhead Mix)   Options Cassette Superstar  Public Bath Records  1996  CD   
mr. Sterile Assembly  UFOtago   Options It's All Over  Skirted Records  2015  MP3   
Can  Aumgn   Options Tago Mago  Spoon Records  2011  CD  Originally released in 1971 
Ted Nugent  Wango Tango   Options Scream Dream  Epic  1980  LP   
Howlin' Wolf  Wang Dang Doodle   Options The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions  Chess  2003  CD  Originally released in 1971 
Otha Turner & the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band  Station Blues   Options Everybody Hollerin' Goat  Birdman  2001  CD  Originally released in 1997 
 
David Bowie  Station to Station   Options Station to Station  Virgin  1999  CD  Originally released in 1976 
of Montreal  Chap Pilot   Options Innocence Reaches  Polyvinyl Records  2016  CD   
XTC  Dance Band   Options White Music  Geffen  1991  CD  Originally released in 1978 
The Magic I.D.  Wintersong   Options till my breath gives out  Erstwhile  2008  CD   
The Steve Reich Ensemble  City Life   Options Proverb / Nagoya Marimbas / City Life  Nonesuch  1996  CD   
Chris Cobilis   Fire of Publicity   Options This is You  Room40  2016  MP3  with Kenneth Goldsmith and Spektral Quartet 
Elvis Costello  God's Comic   Options Spike  Rhino  2001  CD  Originally released in 1989 
Mike Sarne  My Baby's Crazy About Elvis   Options Come Outside with Mike Sarne  Rock in Box  2001  CD  Originally released in 1962 
Elvis Presely  Talk About the Good Times   Options Elvis at Stax: Deluxe Edition  RCA/Legacy  2013  CD   
Frank Sinatra   I'm Gonna Live Till I Die   Options The Complete Capitol Singles Collection  Capitol  1996  MP3   
Martin Tétreault & Kid Koala  The DJ Factory Turn Crazy   Options Phon-O-Victo  Victo  2007  CD   
The Electric Light Orchestra  Mr. Radio   Options No Answer  Legacy  2006  CD  Originally released in 1971 
Henry Flynt  Echo Rock   Options Back Porch Hillbilly Blues Volume 2  Locust Music & Service Corp.  2002  CD   
Igbal Jogi and Party  "Kohiari"   Options Authentic Music of the Snake Charmers of India  Legacy International  2006  CD  From the Sind region of Pakistan 
Tucker Martine  The Dusk Singers   Options Broken Hearted Dragonflies: Insect Electronica From Southeast Asia  Sublime Frequencies  2004  CD   
Mr. Dorgon  kill a bigger tree by the acad.   Options   Jumbo  2016  MP3   
The Acad.  Kill a Bigger Tree   Options          
The Jazz Kissingers  Kill a Bigger Tree   Options         Originally recorded by the Acad. 
The Clash  Outside Broadcast   Options This Is Radio Clash  Epic  1981  EP   
Thc Clash  Magnificent Seven   Options Sandinista!  Epic  2000  CD  Originally released in 1980 
The Ex  Frenzy   Options Starters Alternators  Ex/Touch and Go  1998  CD   
Like Drone Razors Through Flesh Sphere  Misanthropy   Options Sunya  Independent  2001  MP3   
Nuclear Family  Kill a Bigger Tree   Options          
Petula Clark  The Show is Over   Options          

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 3:01pm doctorjazz:

Hey, found you (email halps), hi!
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 3:02pm listener james from westwood:

Afternoon, Kurt!
  Tue. 12/20/16 3:02pm Dean:

Back to the stream, I'm thinking.
  Tue. 12/20/16 3:05pm Dean:

Got a package with three Ambience Magnétiques disks just yesterday! All Klaxon Gueule.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 3:08pm Kurt Gottschalk:

hi everyone!

yeah, dean, ambiances magnetiques is such a solid label.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 3:09pm V Priceless:

Hey Kurt and peeps! Looking back on this extended fill-in run, I'd like to offer up a nice round of virtual applause for that 4-hour 'singles going steady' program back in October! Truly a Herculean accomplishment, when you take a moment to think about it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 3:10pm Kurt Gottschalk:

thanks veep!
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 3:12pm V Priceless:

Bonzos!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 3:13pm Kurt Gottschalk:

so y'all, i had a dream last night that there was a song on my playlist called "kill a bigger tree" by the acad. (period included). i woke up worrying about how to find it. i need your help. can you record "kill a bigger tree" by 6:45 and send it to me? thanks!
  Tue. 12/20/16 3:14pm Dean:

Seconded, VP.

Indeed, AM is one fun label. At one time it was associated with the marvelous Montreal record store L'Oblique. Not sure that remains the case, but L'Oblique is where I first heard Klaxon Gueule (and Amon Tobin).

Kill bigotry? Or sometimes a bigger tree is just a bigger tree?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 3:16pm Kurt Gottschalk:

interesting, bigotry.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 3:19pm glenn:

mac!
  Tue. 12/20/16 3:19pm Dean:

"Bare Trees"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 3:20pm Kurt Gottschalk:

nope, bare trees is next.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 3:20pm glenn:

no, this is from the pious bird of good omen.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 3:20pm glenn:

i think.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 3:20pm glenn:

oh, never mind.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 3:21pm doctorjazz:

Always loved this Oh Well, great track!
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 3:21pm V Priceless:

that Outsiders track was recorded by Ken Hamann, same guy who engineered the first few Ubu LP's....his son Paul continues to record all Ubu records, in fact.

whoa - was utubing this era of Mac live earlier this week.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 3:21pm listener james from westwood:

Killer twofer here. And bloody absent from NYC radio at the places I heard 'em when I was coming up. All hail WFMU!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 3:22pm doctorjazz:

Aww, missed the Outsiders, great track as well.
  Tue. 12/20/16 3:22pm Dean:

I mean the allegorical referent of "bigger trees"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 3:24pm Kurt Gottschalk:

oh, hahaha! yes, dean, bare trees and bigger trees!
  Tue. 12/20/16 3:27pm Dean:

When this song aired on the radio during the early '70s one would stop everything and listen. The recorder, production, deliberate tempo...an oddity at the time, and still.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 3:29pm V Priceless:

what has become Danny Kirwan?
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 3:29pm V Priceless:

of
  Tue. 12/20/16 3:31pm Dean:

Is the stream skipping? I'm getting a pretty regular hiccup here. Could be my network, though.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 3:31pm V Priceless:

me too, Dean
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 3:32pm glenn:

i honestly never knew sentimental lady was fleetwood mac.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 3:32pm northguineahills:

Mine is fine today, but sometimes my iTunes has a conniption and clips out from time to time through no fault at the WFMU side.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 3:35pm listener james from westwood:

I too was hearing hiccups. Will relaunch iTunes after Neil.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 3:37pm Kurt Gottschalk:

"sentimental lady" was bob welch era fleetwood mac, then he recorded it solo and had the hit.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 3:39pm glenn:

yeah, bob was never my favourite member of the band.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 3:41pm glenn:

this has a certain amanda feel to it.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 3:44pm listener james from westwood:

Possible stream-only Amanda/Matt Hoof & Mouth entry?
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 3:54pm northguineahills:

Not familiar w/ Anthony Vine...nice
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 4:11pm Webhamster Henry:

Hi Kurt! Time goes by so quickly in this little house at home!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 4:12pm Kurt Gottschalk:

indeed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 4:12pm doctorjazz:

Heard this Moody Blues somewhere on FMU recently, like it.
also having problems with the audio, hiccoughs, using the pop up player.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 4:14pm glenn:

i like the thunka clunka piano sound.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 4:27pm Kurt Gottschalk:

thanks for reporting the hiccup problem, i've alerted the authorities.
  Tue. 12/20/16 4:39pm Dean:

Well, there's *Dream* Acad.[emy].

You could play one of my friend's "Reeds" tunes, his treatments of shortwave radio signals: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpvKH_e3-PW7qQQVGST0pTWNT717ZJbcb
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 4:42pm Kurt Gottschalk:

dream academy, perfect!
  Tue. 12/20/16 4:45pm Dean:

They have a song called "Forest Fire."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 4:48pm Kurt Gottschalk:

i don't know if i could stand it, tho.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 4:48pm geezerette:

God,Sun Ra. :)
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 4:55pm northguineahills:

Sun Ra, God. ;)
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 4:55pm listener james from westwood:

Shirley!
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 4:58pm geezerette:

Serps/Blake, Shirley Collins,so beatnik. Killer set!
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 5:00pm northguineahills:

I faved that Shirley Collins track in Sept 2013 on Trouble's show. That was a lifetime ago for me.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 5:03pm geezerette:

NGH, are you feeling more Floridian?
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 5:13pm geezerette:

incredible stereo.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 5:19pm geezerette:

Recorded by Donald Trump's stomach at 3 a.m..
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 5:19pm northguineahills:

@geezerette: No, but I'm feeling more alien. Can't wait to get paid so I can spend a long weekend in NYC. (probably won't go until the end of March if all goes well).
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 5:23pm geezerette:

So it's kind of dull and empty there? I think it's a pretty conservative from top to bottom.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 5:27pm glenn:

gaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
  Tue. 12/20/16 5:27pm Dean:

Tago Mago to Wango Tango. What's next?
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 5:28pm northguineahills:

yeah, the county I'm in voted 74% for Trump, and the fellating of the Trumpster is still annoying. There are a handful things to do around here ,but seeing that I'm skint, all I can do is ride my bike and look for nature trails...
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 5:28pm glenn:

if we HAVE to listen to the nuge, could you at least play the amboy dukes?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 5:29pm Kurt Gottschalk:

you don't HAVE to listen to anything, glenn.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 5:30pm glenn:

but but but i love your show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 5:31pm Kurt Gottschalk:

aw, shucks. the next song will be better.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 5:31pm Stanley:

Wango indeed!
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 5:32pm glenn:

oh, yes indeedy.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 5:32pm geezerette:

Guess Florida culture is still pretty much hedonism on the beach. That could get old fast.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 5:32pm glenn:

love these one chord howlin' wolf jams.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 5:32pm northguineahills:

At this point, I'd welcome hedonism no matter it's form.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 5:33pm geezerette:

the WOLF!!! Never heard this version before!
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 5:34pm glenn:

clapton, wyman, hubert sumlin. is ringo on this tune?
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 5:38pm geezerette:

this is GREAT! New Orleans?
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 5:44pm V Priceless:

abowie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 5:56pm Scraps:

any new of montreal is always welcome here in my ears. any any any.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 5:58pm Kurt Gottschalk:

i just picked up the documentary on dvd. i'm a bit afraid to watch it. that might be a bit too much of barnes' indulgences. but yeah, the records are always gems.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 6:00pm Scraps:

Didn't know about DVD.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 6:03pm doctorjazz:

Been fun, gotta run, Next week?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 6:05pm Kurt Gottschalk:

no next week, sorry. today's the last of the tuesday run.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 6:06pm Kurt Gottschalk:

probably gonna go at least a bit past 7 tonight, tho.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 6:12pm northguineahills:

I missed this Steve Reich, but probably b/c I was turned off by most Reich stuff post-mid-80s when I was in the 90s the first time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 6:14pm Kurt Gottschalk:

i've come to like much more of his stuff than i used to.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 6:15pm V Priceless:

Peter Criss is 71 today, so I see....
  Tue. 12/20/16 6:17pm Dean:

I enjoy the early stuff through, say, Drumming or Music for 18 Musicians, less so the later stuff.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 6:18pm northguineahills:

Music for 18 Musicians was where I used to draw the line, but as I fogify, I find myself appreciating the later stuff as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 6:18pm Kurt Gottschalk:

veep, that's 497 in cat years.

dean, not trying to argue the point too much, i guess i've just come to see it as more of a continuum - one long pursuit - rather than parts to be judged against one another.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 6:20pm V Priceless:

haha..that's a man-made island's worth of clumping kitty litter!!
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 6:20pm glenn:

good lord. 71.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 6:21pm glenn:

but i will never, ever, ever, ever like kiss.
  Tue. 12/20/16 6:22pm Dean:

I'm even more picky about Glass. I think I only really like the violin concerto. It's possible, though, that there's so much Glass crammed into that concerto that I'm just sated when I hear it.

Nor am I eager to draw lines, and my rationales are not all well-formed, for sure. It's more a matter of my having "gotten" Drumming and the early recordings that toy with phase, where the more mature "compositions" and their programmatic accoutrements--think Different Trains, or the car horns here--just don't grab me. Not sure why (not).
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 6:25pm V Priceless:

or I should say cat-made island, my bad
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 6:25pm Kurt Gottschalk:

i will never, ever not kinda slightly like kiss, nor never will i like glass over reich (though i think he's supposed to be much more personable in person).
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 6:26pm northguineahills:

For me, I used to be turned off by the later Glass and Reich works b/c they seemed more 'polished' and set for people who believe they have bourgeois tastes. That said, I've always loved Glass's trilogy for some reason, and that just doesn't make sense to me based on my aforementioned criteria.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 6:26pm glenn:

i've seen both glass and reich, and if i recall correctly, reich has much better stage patter.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 6:27pm V Priceless:

u gotta love Kiss/Glass/Reich cross-tawk...
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 6:28pm V Priceless:

which reminds me...let's hear it for the word of the year...hip, hip....
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 6:28pm Webhamster Henry:

OK, here's my take on "To Kill a Bigger Tree:.
jhhl.net...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 6:28pm Kurt Gottschalk:

woof to the moo, veep. woof to the moo.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 6:29pm V Priceless:

: )
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 6:29pm Kurt Gottschalk:

thanks, webham!
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 6:29pm geezerette:

Glass makes me nuts. Never ever got him, and totally unashamed to say so. Like Reich and James Tenney though. Also Carl Stone.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 6:29pm northguineahills:

I seen both as well, and Reich was more approachable. However, in '98, I saw Glass in Gainesville, FL, and 50 year-old guy ran up on stage during the performance, and yelled "you call this music!", threw his coat and ran off. It got a smile from Philip and made my night. (the guy's pearl-clutching wife was mortified).
  Tue. 12/20/16 6:29pm Dean:

Then there's Adams. I *really* don't like Adams, nuh-uh, not even a little. HOWEVER, I did once attend a concert featuring Short Ride in a Fast Machine staged, IIRC, by Peter Sellars (don't get me started). It was a pleasure to hear live.
  Tue. 12/20/16 6:30pm Dean:

You need to thank "acad.," KG, not WH.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 6:31pm northguineahills:

What about John Luther Adams? (I've seen both him and John Adams, I much prefer the former).
  Tue. 12/20/16 6:31pm Dean:

Tenney, hell, yeah! I remember Carl Stone from his radio show on some LA station ages ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 6:31pm Kurt Gottschalk:

yes, of course.
  Tue. 12/20/16 6:33pm Dean:

John Luther Adams is a different animal altogether. Buddy of mine made a documentary that featured Adams as one of four musicians, the other three being Bob Ostertag, Jon Rose, and Miya Masaoka.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 6:34pm geezerette:

Good, right? Always enjoy his music, and Stone might have been on KPFK. Can't remember.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 6:35pm V Priceless:

'Koyaanisqatsi' live was quite remarkable...two cents complete.
  Tue. 12/20/16 6:36pm Dean:

Yes, of course! Wikipedia has him there as music director, '78-'81, which would suit my memory.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 6:36pm geezerette:

:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 6:41pm Parq:

Possibly my favorite Costello song. Love the gratuitous slam at Sir Andrew in the second verse.
  Tue. 12/20/16 6:42pm Richard Gruesome:

Is this some sort of pun?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 6:43pm Kurt Gottschalk:

on my name?

it is.
  Tue. 12/20/16 6:46pm Richard Gruesome:

I just had dinner with someone whose cousin is married to Elvis' (unrecognized) granddaughter
  Tue. 12/20/16 6:47pm V Priceless:

switched to app - in case I'm not able to comment before sign-off, thanx Kurt! It's been a fun run! Come back soon! Cheers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 6:52pm Kurt Gottschalk:

thanks, veep!
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 6:53pm northguineahills:

I always dug Kid Koala's forays into experimental turntabling. Funny I saw him open for Radiohead at Liberty State Park in 2000.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 6:54pm geezerette:

It's been fun. Thanks Kurt!
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 6:54pm northguineahills:

...and like Tetreault, Kid Koala is Canadian if I remember correctly.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 6:59pm northguineahills:

sanks, Kurt. Getcha arse back on the air (or online) asap!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 6:59pm Kurt Gottschalk:

i ain't done yet!
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 7:02pm listener james from westwood:

Someone send Kurt some takeout so he can go straight thru 10!
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 7:03pm northguineahills:

I'm pretty sure he has 7 hours of music on him....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 7:03pm Kurt Gottschalk:

STAT!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 7:04pm Kurt Gottschalk:

we didn't even get to the kill a bigger trees yet!
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 7:08pm Doug Schulkind:

You can go as late as 9, Kurt! Greetings from a B&B hard on the bank of the Youghiogheny River in Confluence, PA. In other words, TRUMP COUNTRY.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 7:10pm Kurt Gottschalk:

ain't gonna make it till 9. the water was out in my building this morning and i really want to get home and take a shower, but there's still so much to get done here!
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 7:11pm Webhamster Henry:

What's for breakfast in Trump Country, Doug?
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 7:14pm listener james from westwood:

Oh, Pennsylvania with those wacky noun-named towns. Make Confluence freeform again, Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 7:16pm Jeff:

I didn't get a chance to record it, but I have written for you the song "Kill a Bigger Tree":
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Kill a bigger tree for Christmas
Kill a bigger tree this year
Our holidays are usually listless
But this year the children will be near

Kill a bigger tree for Johnny!
Kill the tree for Becky dear
Buy sachets of frangipani
For this one last time we’ll all be here

Sure, without your diagnosis
Grown-up kids would never come back here
So it takes a bad prognosis...
Still the tree will be so fine this year!
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 7:18pm Doug Schulkind:

I meant 9am, Kurt. 9am on Friday.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 7:20pm Doug Schulkind:

@Webhamster Henry
I think they serve Liberals for breakfast. Good thing I'm not a vegetarian.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 7:22pm northguineahills:

I've had dreams where i've either heard music or found records of songs by artists that don't exist, and like you, I google it as soon as I wake up only to be disappointed.
  Tue. 12/20/16 7:22pm V Priceless:

Cool!
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 7:26pm northguineahills:

these went well!
  Tue. 12/20/16 7:27pm Richard Gruesome:

That last one had a nice Harry Partch vibe
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 7:28pm Webhamster Henry:

Thanks! It was a fun hour's work!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 7:30pm Uncle Michael:

HELLO.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 7:31pm Kurt Gottschalk:

yes, thanks for the trees! and the lyrical tree as well. that was fun.

i once dreamt prince covering "mrs. brown you've got a lovely daughter" and can still hear his version as if it happened.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 7:35pm Uncle Michael:

Number 1....the Partch.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 7:37pm Kurt Gottschalk:

okay, maybe 8:00
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 7:40pm Webhamster Henry:

Here are the lyrics:


To Kill A Bigger Tree

I signed my brother into the draft
He died in Vietnam
I buried him in Patterson
I still owe for the grave marker

Chorus:
Bake
a pan of undercooked lasagna
Throw
a driftnet into the sea
Paint
A sign that says POST NO BILLS
Break
the glass of the fire alarm

I decommissioned my nuke plant
I withdrew the cooling rods
I opened up the valves and vents
I let the reactor vessel cool down
Before removing the asbestos.

Chorus:
Pull
the hangnail from your pinky
Blend
the whisky and the ice
Twist
the doorknob 'till it opens
Claim
your patch of infertile soil


The weather's bad in Pennsylvania,
I took the wrong turn out near York
I couldn't turn around until Hershey
Now I'm out of gas and out of work.

Chorus:
Get
a free delivery if you click now
Throw
the only dart you have
Grease
the palm of your next door neighbor
Carve
your lover's name into a tree

It was, it is, and it will be
I had, I have, I'll have eternally
I saw, I see, and I will see
I saw and saw and saw
To kill a bigger tree.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 7:44pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Only a cad would kill a bigger tree
- & bugger all the shameless bigotry.
Tell yer dreamt of Daughter
she can keep them just the same.
I'm the Artist w/ the Pop&Soul
The Prince, the Slave w/out a name
..We may dream a song
on the longest night of the year
what sun will rise on what new fear
what noise will mark your Holiday
what nightmare nation walked in all my days...
  Tue. 12/20/16 7:45pm V Priceless:

@ Kurt: it just occurred to me that Joe Jackson covers 'Oh Well' in the event you haven't heard it. From the late 80's. Great version, but I'm JJ biased.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 7:46pm Kurt Gottschalk:

srsly? dang. what record?
  Tue. 12/20/16 7:48pm V Priceless:

'laughter and lust' '91
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 7:49pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Can totally hear JJ singing that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 7:52pm Kurt Gottschalk:

thanks, i'll check it out!
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 7:52pm geezerette:

Kurt, always a great show!
Hopi Holidays.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 8:01pm Webhamster Henry:

Have a pleasant rest of the year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 8:02pm Uncle Michael:

Don't be a stranger, Kurt.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 8:07pm listener james from westwood:

Thanks for everything, Kurt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 8:08pm Jeff:

Thanks, Kurt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 8:08pm Parq:

So glad to have your company on my late night at work, K. And now it's Petula time!
  Tue. 12/20/16 8:08pm V Priceless:

Thanks KG!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/20/16 8:08pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

'Bigger Tree' is a new Classic.
- Thx Mr. G.
Avatar Tue. 12/20/16 8:09pm Doug Schulkind:

So so so great, Kurt. Thanks for every thing!
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